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Asparagus officinalis

Fruits and Vegetables

Asparagus is a plant for cooler climates, requiring frost in winter. Rich, rich, rich and well-drained soil essential. Crowns should have a root system at least 12" wide, and are set in holes 6 to 8" deep, filled with 2" soil. Fill in gradually during the season. Do not allow crowns to dry out before planting, and set each some 2 1/2' apart. Do not cut the first year. Remove dead tops at end of the season; propagate by dividing rhizomatous crowns in late winter, before new growth begins. This perennial can last 15-20 years

Crowns may be started from seed, 12 weeks prior to last expected frost. Sow at 65-75F/18-24C, and soak one or two nights before planting 2" apart, 1/4" deep. Set out 3 weeks prior to last frost, into permanent position in garden. May also be sown in fall. Feed well

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